Virtualization offers significant agility and efficiency benefits. Pre-tested and optimized solutions from HP and Red Hat® are your fastest—and most cost-effective—path to get there. HP and Red Hat—two trusted business partners—have collaborated to create an answer. HP RA for Red Hat on ConvergedSystem 700x combines proven HP Converged Infrastructure components—to speed virtual server deployments—with open-source Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization software. The result is a compelling, cost-effective platform for consolidating your Linux systems. Read this solution brief to learn more.
For business organizations who desire to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing but are limited in the time, expertise and available resources to adapt to a cloud methodology, HP offers the HP ConvergedSystem series of solutions. The HP ConvergedSystem is a complete turnkey solution containing the necessary hardware and software components in a factory-assembled pre-racked and cabled configuration, especially designed to establish a total on premise virtualized environment ideal for supporting today’s most popular business applications. This document addresses the considerations for deploying Microsoft SharePoint 2013, with an emphasis on virtualization, on an HP ConvergedSystem 300 solution; supporting an SMB-sized population running a broadly applicable collaboration and document management workload, and requirement for HA.
The reference architecture (RA) design described in this paper combines HP ConvergedSystem 700x and Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization, the open source choice for virtualizing workloads. At its core, the RA provides a foundation for building a high-performance Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization platform that has been optimized to consolidate and provision hundreds to thousands of workloads while providing extremely high availability at all levels – from the underlying network and storage fabrics up to the virtual machine (VM) layer. Pre-configured to meet a range of business needs, HP ConvergedSystem 700x offerings can be easily and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application environments. HP does all the work, using balanced building blocks of servers, storage, and networking, along with integrated management software and bundled support. Read this technical whitepaper to learn more.
Just “keeping the lights on” in the server room is highly complex and largely inefficient. Maintaining IT infrastructure, system interdependencies, and application interoperability tie up valuable personnel and resources. The old way of simply throwing more hardware capacity at a problem can only serve to increase the complexity and further dampen productivity.
In a perfect world, the infrastructure—hardware and software—would have been built as an integrated but scalable unit from the ground up. In our world, though, the best new systems combine independent pieces of IT infrastructure to form simplified computing platforms, freeing up IT to focus on business innovation rather than infrastructure management.
Welcome to the new world of IT.
Integrated Computing (IC), also known as Converged Infrastructure, stands to revolutionize everything about IT. IC takes all of virtualization, storage, networking, and compute into a single system and allows total infrastructure oversight through one console. As you can imagine, the improvements in ease of use, agility, and efficiency are quite substantial.
This is essential because infrastructure maintenance devours about three-fourths of annual IT budgets. IC changes all of that, delivering high efficiency solutions for the lifecycle of system,reducing costs and freeing up valuable personnel.
The evolution of IT awaits.
Overcoming IT’s operational challenges based on infrastructure complexity is a serious issue.Not only is a piecemeal architecture difficult and inefficient to manage, but it is also very expensive when the Total Cost of Ownership is considered. Reducing that complexity not only frees up personnel but also budgetary resources.
Converged Infrastructure offers the opportunity for organizations to drastically increase their IT and user productivity at a significantly lower TCO. Improved IT efficiency and agility accelerates time to value by a significant margin.
See a simpler, more efficient infrastructure here.
One thing is clear: the old way of running IT just won’t work in the new business environment.Truth is, preparing your IT department (and your company) to be agile, cost-efficient, metrics-driven, and flexible will require a change in how you operate. To support new business processes, you would do well to turn to a converged system, like HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization.
In this paper, we look at the greatest challenges faced by IT departments, and how traditional configurations, processes, and organizations are poorly-equipped to handle today’s workplace. We discuss the benefits of converged systems that are engineered to handle virtualized workloads. Finally, we look at HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization as a simple and effective way for businesses to optimize their data center infrastructure
and processes to better meet business needs.
So far, most data centers have virtualized their least-critical workloads as a matter of basic cost containment. Virtualizing mission-critical applications is still forthcoming for the majority,though, largely due to infrastructural concerns. Complicating matters is the shift in IT purchasing decisions from IT to business management.
Integrated Computing Platforms (ICPs), private cloud computing, and public cloud services all leverage virtualization to achieve a number of IT and business goals, including increased ROI, reduced OpEx, and business process improvement. Now more than ever, it makes sense to explore the benefits of ICPs.
Find expert data center considerations here.
Countless organizations are deploying digital workspace solutions to meet the demands of today’s mobile end users and the IT administrators that support them. The goal is to empower users to work from anywhere, on any device—mobile or laptop—at any time. However, architecting a secure, seamless, scalable digital workspace solution is not necessarily easy, which is where this paper helps.
When developing your digital workspace, it is important to keep five key considerations in mind, both on the front end and the back end of your environment:
Seamless, secure end-user access to applications and files
Easy-to-use enterprise app store
Fully integrated infrastructure stack
Agnostic platform with a broad ecosystem
Download this white paper to see how to approach these major considerations, with detailed strategies, and provide recommendations for effectively addressing each one.
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Apr 12, 2017
In the last decade, customer relationship management (CRM) platform adoption has increased rapidly to meet the speed of business. Enterprises of all sizes and types are adopting CRMs as the norm. CRMs offer a single source of customer information and reduction in paper. Most importantly, they allow companies to do business more rapidly and with greater agility.
Read this eBook to learn how you can extend the value of your CRM system to see increases in operational efficiency, lead conversion, customer satisfaction, and sales revenues.
This IBM whitepaper presents facilities management solutions that utilize feature integrated processes and analytics to create smarter buildings. Facilities management solutions can help improve the effectiveness of a distributed workforce, increase facilities utilization and accelerate workplace configurations.
Most enterprise datacenters are so cluttered with individually constructed servers, including database servers, that staff time is largely taken up with just the maintenance of these systems. As a result, IT service to business users suffers, and the agility of the enterprise suffers. Integrated systems represent an antidote to this problem. By dramatically reducing the amount of setup and maintenance time for the applications and databases they support, integrated systems enable the technical staff to spend more of their time supporting users and enabling the enterprise to thrive.
Published By: Unitrends
Published Date: Jan 05, 2017
Compliments of Unitrends. This Buyer’s Guide highlights the most robust and feature rich integrated backup appliances available on the market today. These backup appliances have many if not all of the features needed to protect both physical and virtual environments and will give you visibility into the new set of features that will define the next generation of integrated backup appliances.
Nucleus Research examines new technologies and tools that are improving sales managers’ ability to measure and enhance the performance of their sales teams. Nucleus sees the future of sales performance management as integrated with CRM and collaboration technologies, enhancing managers' ability to provide real-time coaching and motivation in context to drive better sales behaviors and, ultimately, better sales results.
Finance is often first to adopt software solutions to automate business transactions and processes. Oracle Financials Cloud is a complete and integrated financial management solution. Businesses deploy Oracle Financials Cloud to help resolve pain points around control, compliance, and more.
Server virtualization empowers businesses with significant advantages that include reduced hardware expenses, simplified administration and heightened availability. As a result, nearly 80 percent of server workloads supported by x86 hardware are now running on virtual machines, according to Gartner estimates. However, despite its widespread adoption and benefits, the technology is not without its challenges.
Hyperconvergence collapses the physical components of IT with its virtual aspects into a single appliance form factor. Servers, storage and virtualization layers are bundled into one scalable pool of resources and completely integrated for easier, faster and more costeffective management.
IBM DevOps for Bluemix provides an integrated set of DevOps services in the IBM Bluemix PaaS, for individuals and teams building mobile and cloud applications (‘systems of engagement’) that enable teams to shrink the application delivery cycle time, and consistently deliver software with speed, quality and accuracy. This session provides an overview of IBM DevOps services on Bluemix, focusing on quickly getting started with new projects and collaborative development with agile tracking and planning.
IBM DevOps for Bluemix provides an integrated set of DevOps services in the IBM Bluemix PaaS. This session provides an overview of IBM DevOps services on Bluemix, focusing on quickly getting started with new projects and collaborative development with agile tracking and planning.
"Organisations are striving to deliver consistent experiences but very few feel they are there yet.
-A mere 8% of respondents were able to boast that all their data and marketing systems were integrated.
-Only 40% of marketers in the study were able to track the customer journey across channels."
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